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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Numbers 36

Overview

Numbers 36:1, The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters is remedied by marrying in their own tribes, Numbers 36:7, lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe; Numbers 36:10, The daughters of Zelophehad marry their father’s brothers’ sons.

Verse 1

Gilead: Numbers 26:29-33, Numbers 27:1, Joshua 17:2, Joshua 17:3, 1 Chronicles 7:14-16

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:22 - great Numbers 27:7 - General 1 Chronicles 7:15 - and Zelophehad

Verse 2

The Lord commanded: To one division of the tribe of Manasseh, a portion had been assigned eastward of Jordan; but Zelophehad was of that division, to which an inheritance was afterwards allotted west of Jordan; yet, expecting the promised land, the elders of the Manassites now propose a difficulty, upon the adjudged case of Zelophehad's daughters - Numbers 27:1-11. If the females should inherit, in defect of male issue, and should intermarry with other tribes they would diminish the interest, and weaken the influence of their own tribes, and give occasion to future confusion, and perhaps contention. The Manassites therefore referred the case to Moses; and he, by the authority of God, annexed a clause, which would effectually keep the tribes and inheritances distinct, as long as it was observed. Heiresses were not allowed to marry out of their own tribe, though within those bounds they might consult their own inclinations. Numbers 26:55, Numbers 26:56, Numbers 27:1-7, Numbers 33:54, Joshua 13:6, Joshua 14:1, Joshua 14:2, Joshua 17:3

to give: Numbers 27:1, Numbers 27:7, Joshua 17:3-6, Job 42:15

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:10 - ye shall return Numbers 32:27 - as my lord 1 Chronicles 2:34 - but daughters

Verse 3

whereunto they are received: Heb. unto whom they shall be, Numbers 36:3

Verse 4

Leviticus 25:10-18, Leviticus 25:23, Isaiah 61:2, Luke 4:18, Luke 4:19

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:9 - jubilee Leviticus 25:13 - General

Verse 5

hath said well: Numbers 27:7, Deuteronomy 5:28

Reciprocal: Leviticus 24:12 - that the mind of the Lord might be showed them

Verse 6

marry: Heb. be wives

only to the family: Numbers 36:12, Genesis 24:3, Genesis 24:57, Genesis 24:58, 2 Corinthians 6:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:16 - make Leviticus 24:12 - that the mind of the Lord might be showed them 1 Chronicles 23:22 - took them

Verse 7

for every one: That is, he shall not endeavour to obtain any part of the inheritance of another tribe by marrying an heiress.

keep himself: Heb. cleave, Numbers 36:9, 1 Kings 21:3

Reciprocal: Judges 21:17 - an inheritance

Verse 8

every daughter: 1 Chronicles 23:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:8 - General Numbers 16:14 - Moreover

Verse 9

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:8 - General Numbers 36:7 - keep himself

Verse 10

Exodus 39:42, Exodus 39:43, Leviticus 24:23, 2 Chronicles 30:12, Matthew 28:20

Reciprocal: Numbers 26:33 - Zelophehad 1 Chronicles 2:34 - but daughters

Verse 11

Numbers 27:1

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 2:34 - but daughters

Verse 12

into the families: Heb. to some that were of the families, Numbers 36:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 36:6 - only to the family

Verse 13

the commandments: Leviticus 7:37, Leviticus 7:38, Leviticus 11:46, Leviticus 13:59, Leviticus 14:54-57, Leviticus 15:32, Leviticus 15:33, Leviticus 27:34

in the plains of Moab: Numbers 26:3, Numbers 33:50, Numbers 35:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:1 - the judgments Numbers 22:1 - the children Deuteronomy 4:44 - General Deuteronomy 6:1 - the commandments Isaiah 26:8 - in

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 36". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-36.html.